ALGE membership

ALGE is the officer society for ecologists and others who work in local authorities and national parks whose work focuses on, or has as a major component of biodiversity delivery.

Read about the role and benefits of membership

If you would like to become a new member of ALGE, download and complete the ALGE 2019-20 New Member Application Form

If you would like to renew your membership, please download and complete the ALGE 2019-20 Membership Renewal Form

Membership categories

Individual Membership for officers in local authorities and national parks:

  • Open to officers in LAs/NPs where a key part of their job description is delivery of biodiversity or nature conservation. Membership is not restricted by a requirement for ‘appropriate’ qualifications or length of service eg: those working in local authorities or national parks as ecologists, biodiversity co-ordinators, green space officers, and others whose work has as a major component of biodiversity delivery but are not supported by other officer associations, or ecologists who manage multi-disciplinary teams including ecologists.
  • Membership fee: £35pa.
  • Individual Members have one vote and are eligible for Committee.

Corporate Membership for local authorities and national parks:

  • Open to all local authorities or national parks and provides excellent value for any authority in terms of the technical advice, low cost professional development opportunites and support provided by ALGE for officers.
  • Corporate members may nominate one lead officer and up to three other named officers (who each fulfil the requirements of Individual Membership) who all have access to the ALGE discussion board, and receive individual mailings from ALGE and copies of ALGE publications etc ( i.e. benefits of Individual Membership, except voting rights).
  • Membership Fee £120pa for up to four officers, additional officers £35pa per person.
  • For corporate members each named officer has one vote and all are eligible for committee.

Associate Membership shall be open to persons employed by organisations other than Local Authorities or National Parks who can clearly demonstrate that:

  • a key part of their job description is the delivery of biodiversity or nature conservation within a Local Authority or a National Park; and/or
  • their work for a Local Authority or a National Park is defined by either grant conditions or a service level agreement.

The ALGE Conference and AGM, usually held in December each year, is  £90 per member and other regional meetings are either free or come at a relatively low cost.

ALGE Privacy Notice

ALGE collects information about you in order to provide you with the following service.

We will use the information you have given us on your membership form for providing you ALGE membership services, allowing you access to the ALGE Forum (Knowledge Hub) and keeping in touch with you regarding ALGE matters (including membership renewal). We will also use the information to process financial transactions associated with membership and conference fees.

We seek your consent before using your information for the purposes set out above (please see the consent section on the membership forms).

We will not share your information with any other organisation.

We will keep your personal information for up to one year after your membership expires, to allow us to ask you whether you would like to renew or re-join.

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance, via our ALGE data protection officer Dr. Iain Boulton, Treasurer and Membership Secretary